Amanda Hocking Net Worth
Amanda Hocking Net Worth: Amanda Hocking is an American writer who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Amanda Hocking was born July 12, 1984 in Austin, Minnesota. Known for her paranormal romance (young adult) fiction, she wrote 17 novels in her free time. In April 2010, she began self-publishing them as e-books. By March 2011, she had sold over a million copies of her nine books and earned $2 million in sales, previously unheard of for self-published authors. In early 2011, Hocking reportedly averaged 9,000 book sales a day. With the advent of the eBook revolution, in which authors rather than publishers are rewriting the rulebook, author Amanda Hocking has taken the traditional publishing world by storm, making millions from a series of young adult paranormal novels she self-published. Hocking's published work now consists of My Blood Approves, a vampire romance series; the Trylle Trilogy, which covers a teenage girl's journey of self-discovery in an urban fantasy setting; and Hollowland, a zombie novel. The New York Times characterized her novels as "part quirky girl-like-Hocking characters, part breakneck pacing, part Hollywood-style action and part bodice-ripping romance – they are literature as candy, a mash-up of creativity and commerce". In March 2011, Hocking signed her first conventional publishing contract for four books at a price of $2 million with St. Martin's Press, for her new young-adult paranormal series called Watersong. Book one, Wake, was released in August 2012. All three books in her previously self-published Trylle Trilogy were also sold to St. Martin's Press and were re-released between January–April 2012.